The 70th edition of the festival will open with Philippe Falardeau’s My Salinger Year, starring Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley. Dame Helen Mirren will receive and honorary Golden Bear, with the festival screening The Queen in tribute.

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Exile
Exile
A chemical engineer feeling discriminated against and bullied at work plunges into an identity crisis.
Shirley
Shirley
A young couple moves in with the famed author, Shirley Jackson, and her Bennington College professor husband, Stanley Hyman, in the hope of starting a new life but instead find themselves fodder for a psycho-drama that inspires Shirley's next novel.
White Riot
White Riot
Profiling punk reggae protest movement Rock Against Racism.
The Last Station
The Last Station
The final days of Tolstoy, focusing on his marital strife.
The Long Good Friday
The Long Good Friday
A London kingpin is attempting to broaden his empire... but soon finds his gang are a target.
The Queen
The Queen
The experiences of Queen Elizabeth II after the death of Princess Diana.
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover
Darkly comic horror about sex, murder and food.

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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

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A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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